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Published on Nov 26, 2017
Current drug therapies mean it’s possible to live a normal life span with HIV, but that’s expensive and not a long term solution. What we really need is an HIV vaccine and a cure. So, how close are we?
HIV's 'Patient Zero' Wrongly Blamed for AIDS Epidemic https://www.seeker.com/hivs-patient-z... “A labeling error and reckless media hype in the 1980s led to unjustly branding a gay airline employee as "Patient Zero" in the US AIDS epidemic, scientific and historical sleuthing detailed Wednesday.”
America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/06/ma... “Thanks to the success of lifesaving antiretroviral medication pioneered 20 years ago and years of research and education, most H.I.V.-positive people today can lead long, healthy lives..”
How Cow Antibodies Are Helping Scientists Develop an HIV Vaccine https://www.seeker.com/health/medicin... “Researchers have long sought to develop an effective HIV vaccine. Several treatments have undergone clinical trials, but the only one that’s been even slightly successful, a 2009 study in Thailand, lowered HIV infection rates by only 30 percent.” ____________________
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